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  • Songwriter's block can be devastating, stopping even the best songwriters in their tracks. It can have several possible causes and levels of severity. Research shows that a fear of failure is the ultimate cause of most blocks. Fear sets in when numerous attempts to write music fail. But what causes those failures? They usually happen as a result of either a lack of organization, a weakness in songwriting technique, or a misunderstanding of the ve...
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  • The Secrets of House Music Production, Third Edition - Softcover with DVD
    Item # QTT334620
    | Mfg # 333752
    | UPC # 884088657109
    After four years producing award-winning sample collections, Sample Magic shares the secrets of house music production in this 144-page full-color book packed with hundreds of walk-throughs, hints, tips and insights from some of the biggest names in the industry. All parts of the production process are covered, including: making beats, drum sounds, bass lines, structure, instrumentals, FX, mixing, vocals, mastering, remixes, programming ideas and...
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  • 159. Spiral Book 4-Stave/16 Chord Boxes (Guitar) - Softcover
    Item # QMP171021
    | Mfg # 14025122
    | UPC # 752187107361
    An asset for guitar students and teachers, this book has staves for both standard notation and tablature, plus chord boxes to provide greater ease in writing and studying guitar arrangements.
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  • Exploring Jazz Arranging - Softcover with Disk
    Item # QTT311865
    | Mfg # 842531
    | UPC # 884088541392
    An Interactive Guide to the Techniques and Aesthetics Perfect for both new and experienced arrangers, this book/CD-ROM covers concepts that guide the beginner and stimulate new thinking among more seasoned musicians. The musical examples are creative and engaging, masterfully illustrating the concepts explained in the text. Includes: a comprehensive interactive guide with scrolling playback of musical examples; sophisticated MIDI renditions t...
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  • The Songwriter's Workshop: Harmony - Softcover with CD
    Item # QIU227324
    | Mfg # 50449519
    | UPC # 073999213751
    Learn the fundamental techniques behind today's hit songs, with easy-to-follow exercises so you can immediately apply these tools to your own songs. Quit wrestling with writer's block, and learn to make the songwriting process easy, fun, and intuitive. Kachulis covers a variety of topics, including: colors of chords and keys • chord embellishments and progressions to enrich your palette of colors • dozens of ways to modify your harmonie...
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  • 2010 Songwriter's Market - Where and How to Market Your Songs
    Item # QTT291788
    | Mfg # 332999
    | UPC # 884088396893
    Where & How to Market Your Songs Series: Book Publisher: Writer's Digest Books Format: Softcover The 33rd annual edition of this bestseller is packed with accurate info to jumpstart your songwriting career. Readers will find support and encouragement through proven contacts for organizations, detailed submission guidelines, online resources, and songwriting-related books and magazines, as well as articles and interviews with industry ins...
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  • A Composer's Insight: Volume 5 - Resource Book
    Item # QTT330591
    | Mfg # 317228
    | UPC # 884088625177
    Thoughts, Analysis and Commentary on Contemporary Masterpieces for Wind BandSeries: Meredith Music ResourcePublisher: Meredith MusicFormat: SoftcoverEditor: Timothy Salzman This text is the fifth in a five-volume series on major contemporary composers and their works for wind band. Included in this volume are rare, 'behind-the-notes' perspectives acquired from personal interviews with composers William Bolcom, Andrew Boysen, Jr., Steven Brya...
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  • Beating Songwriter's Block - Jump-Start Your Words and Music - Book
    Item # QTT378206
    | Mfg # 333749
    | UPC # 884088657048
    Songwriter's block can be devastating, stopping even the best songwriters in their tracks. It can have several possible causes and levels of severity. Research shows that a fear of failure is the ultimate cause of most blocks. Fear sets in when numerous attempts to write music fail. But what causes those failures? They usually happen as a result of either a lack of organization, a weakness in songwriting technique, or a misunderstanding of the ve...
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  • Learn to write songs! This book presents the basic concepts of popular songwriting, such as song construction, creativity techniques, melodic and harmonic development, how to write memorable lyrics, and other core topics. Hands-on exercises make it practical, and the accompanying recording illustrates the concepts for those who don't yet read music. 
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  • How to Write Songs on Keyboards - Softcover with CD
    Item # QTT239349
    | Mfg # 331345
    | UPC # 884088039097
    This book helps both keyboard and guitar players to find and develop interesting chords and chord sequences on a keyboard, and then use them to write their own songs. Rather than trying to teach intricate pieces of music, the book breaks things down into a simpler style and concentrates on basic chords and ideas, starting with a simple three-chord song and gradually adding more complex structures. A visual system that virtually eliminates the use...
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  • How to Write Your First Song - Softcover with Media Online
    Item # QTT425638
    | Mfg # 138010
    | UPC # 888680029883
    The hardest song you will ever write is your first. This book is designed to help you accomplish that goal. We're not going to jot down just any song, but one that you are proud of, one that gives you the confidence and the process required to write your second song, your third song, and on and on. Here you will find the basic musical knowledge you need and a process for putting that knowledge to work. Let's get started. Let's make you into a son...
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  • Lyrics - Writing Better Words for Your Songs - Softcover - Reference Book
    Item # QTT250356
    | Mfg # 331410
    | UPC # 884088064013
    Lyrics sheds light on all aspects of lyric writing for music and will make songwriters feel more confident and creative when they tackle lyrics. It's perfect for all songwriters: those who don't like their own lyrics and find them difficult to write, experienced writers looking for a creative edge, and those offering lyrics to set to music in a partnership. Topics include channeling personal experiences into lyrics, overcoming writer's block, the...
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